16:20 Cork

Sunday 17 June 2018

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Cork Derby (Handicap)

1m 4f  |   Good to Firm (Good in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:22  |   Winning time: 2m 35.91s

1st
9
(14)
10/1
T: J P FaheyJ: R P Whelan
Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 4th 3f out, stayed on to challenge over 2f out, led narrowly under 2f out, joined and disputed over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, just prevailed at line
2nd
nse
12
(13)
7/4f
T: W P MullinsJ: D P McDonogh
Dwelt slightly and towards rear, progress on outer entering straight, closer in 6th 3f out, challenged 2f out, soon ridden, disputed over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, just denied at line op 2/1 tchd 13/8
3rd
3 ¾
1
(7)
910-0
12/1
T: D K WeldJ: O J Orr (5)
Held up early, soon mid-division, not clear run 2 1/2f out, ridden to progress under 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, no impression on leaders final furlong, kept on same pace op 14/1
4th
½
6
(11)
22/1
T: John FeaneJ: D E Hogan (7)
Held up towards rear, progress on inner over 2f out, ridden into 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong op 25/1
5th
4
2
(3)
7/1
T: J S BolgerJ: K J Manning
Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge 3 1/2f out, ridden and disputed 3f out, headed under 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong tchd 8/1
6th
1 ½
7
(9)
25/1
T: E DoyleJ: R Coakley (3)
Mid-division, not clear run and switched out under 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on final furlong
7th
sh
11
(8)
14/1
T: Richard O'BrienJ: C D Hayes
Held up towards rear, progress into 8th 2f out, ridden in 7th and no impression 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 12/1
8th
1 ½
13
(2)
11/1
T: A J MartinJ: B M Coen (7)
Soon settled mid-division, progress on inner to chase leaders 3f out, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on one pace tchd 10/1
9th
¾
3
(12)
10/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: J A Heffernan
Held up early, soon mid-division, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace op 8/1
10th
2 ¼
5
(1)
10/1
T: G M LyonsJ: C T Keane
Chased leader, 2nd halfway, improved to challenge 3 1/2f out, disputed 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra over 1f out
11th
2 ½
4
(6)
25/1
T: D P DunneJ: R C Colgan
Always towards rear, ridden and no impression 3f out
12th
hd
8
(5)
7/1
T: J P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Disputed briefly, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 3f out
13th
6 ½
15
(4)
33/1
T: D BuddsJ: W M Lordan
Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out, weakened
14th
½
14
(10)
50/1
T: S J MahonJ: K J Leonard (5)
Soon led, soon 4-length advantage, reduced advantage 5f out, ridden and headed 3f out, soon no extra and weakened

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Non-Runners

10
(15)
Lord Erskine38
Weight: 8-12|  Age: 5
T: H Rogers  J: C P Hoban
Betting

Forecast

Gustavus Vassa (7/4), Clongowes (7/1), Apparition (7/1), Sea The Lion (10/1), Le Vagabond (10/1), Song Of Namibia (10/1), Moonmeister (11/1), Tandem (12/1), Lord Erskine (12/1), Alcatraz (14/1), Spruce Meadows (22/1), St Lawrence Gap (25/1), Ming Dynasty (25/1), Here For The Craic (33/1), Geoffrey's Girl (50/1)

Verdict
A wide-open contest in which arguments can be put forward for the majority of the runners. Gustavus Vassa is interesting dropped in the weights and fitted with a hood for the first time, but the choice is ALCATRAZ, who won well at The Curragh last time and can cope with a 6lb rise in the weights. A host of dangers are headed by Apparition, Le Vagabond, Ming Dynasty, Spruce Meadows, St Lawrence Gap and Sea The Lion, while Lord Erskine is also high on the list following two good wins over hurdles and Moonmeister will have been trained with a repeat of last year's win in mind.
  1. Alcatraz
  2. Lord Erskine
  3. Apparition

Previous Winners

2017
Moonmeister
Weight: 9-2  |Age: 6
Weight: 9-2  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: O J Orr
  |  
T: A J Martin
8/1
Prize Money
1st:
€29,500.00
2nd:
€9,500.00
3rd:
€4,500.00
4th:
€2,000.00
5th:
€1,000.00
6th:
€499.00

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